Thursday November 6th, 2008 @ 9pm, 11pm & 12:30am
Zinc Bar Presents:
Those who traveled to Cuba some years ago through Jose Marti International Airport in Havana may have noticed that upon arrival, they were greeted by beautiful video images of Old Havana on TV screens and the sultry voice of Xiomara Laugart singing “Hoy mi Habana viste lo mejor…”. And it is no coincidence because Xiomara Laugart was and still is: “The Voice of Cuba”. Although now living in the U.S., she is still represents her country and her people, performing at venues here in New York and around the globe for years and along the biggest talents all over. She is a living legend in her native Cuba where she has recorded more than 15 albums. For many years, Xiomara Laugart "La Negra" as she is popularly known, was Muse to the Nueva Trova artists and recorded and shared stages with the likes of Pablo Milanes, Silvio Rodriguez, Raul Torres, etc. Xiomara is both the essence of the old Cuba, with its rhythmic folk songs, fused with a blend of today’s directness and clarity of voice, which is eventually matched with her deep laugh. It is that distinctive laugh that has captivated audiences from all walks of life with her swing style in all of her Cuban splendor. Obviously, we are not in presence of a common manufactured phenomenon. This singer has a peculiar mystery to reveal, not only her vocal virtues, and flexibility, but a special sound, fluently “liquid” and garrulous. Her range is such that the jazz influences seem to be a natural extension of her repertoire. She takes on each style of music and embraces it with her own stamp and authentic flare. Xiomara Laugart was the leading vocalist of the popular group Yerba Buena. Until recently, Xiomara played the late Celia Cruz in the hit musical Celia.
Axel Tosca Laugart - piano & musical director
Amaury Acosta - drums
Micheal Valnaneu - guitar
Chris Smith - bass
Nestled in an easy-to-miss nook on Houston Street, Zinc Bar ushers guests through plush red velvet curtains to a cozy room that throbs with the band's every beat. Patrons span a range of ages, drawn to the rhythms of an eclectic assortment of standard jazz, Latin and Brazilian jazz.
82 West 3rd Street
(btw. Thompson & Sullivan)
New York NY 10012
Tel: (212) 477-8337
Show times: 9pm, 11pm & 12:30am
Cover charge: Call
For more info on Zinc Bar go to: www.zincbar.com
For more info on Xiomara Laugart go to: www.myspace.com/xiomaralaugartlanegra
To purchase Xiomara’s Hit CD Qué Manera De Quererte go to: www.descarga.com
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